San Antonio’s Metro Health says state overcounted school coronavirus cases; state pulls data from website
September 26, 2020 | website | No Comments
Within a day of releasing numbers of coronavirus cases for school district across Texas, a first since the pandemic began, the state health department pulled the data from its website after discovering “issues.”
Oscar Cruz, 32, right, a sprinkler system installer, gets tested for the coronavirus at a walk-up site at Burbank High School last June. Nearly 350 people, some arriving before 4 a.m., lined up to get tested.
Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger said Friday that the city of San Antonio is relying on its own verified data to understand the virus’s grip on area schools.
The Metropolitan Health District on Thursday reported 52 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Bexar County schools — roughly 35 percent fewer cases than the Texas Department of State Health Services listed before pulling the numbers.
“We just make sure that we know for a